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In 15 years, through the progressive
steps of kitchen work, business
school and medical college, this girl,
with no more start than thousands
of other immigrant women, had be
come a practicing physician of In
dianapolis and a bacteriologist of
more than local fame.
On the morning of Oct. 23, 1911,
this brilliant young woman doctor
was found dead in her apartment
her throat cut almost to the spinal
cord. No traces of the murderer, if
murder it was, were visible.
On the morning in question Dr.
Knabe's assistant, Katherine Mc
Pherson, went as usual to her work.
Until she stepped across the thres
hold, but one thing occurred to vary
her ordinary routine. But that one
thing suddenly assumed great im
port On the evening before, at 6 o'clock,
Dr. Knabe asked her to call, on her
vay to the office the next morning,
for a pair of shoes she had ordered.
She brought the shoes with her.
Would a woman, intending suicide,
order shoes brought to her?
Miss McPherson, not finding Dr.
Knabe in the office, stepped to the ad
joining bedroom. On the top of the
bed, which had not been slept in,
lay her employer's body, half naked.
Her first impression was that Dr.
Knabe was in pain. She rushed to
ward her then sprank back in ter
ror. Dr. Knabe lay in a pool of
blood, her throat cut, her knee and
thigh smeared with blood and her
head pressed beneath the brass rail
On screams heard coming from
Dr. Knabe's flat the night of the trag
edy, will the prosecution build its
case that and the fact that a man
was seen leaving the apartment soon
after the screaming subsided.
Was this man Dr. Craig?
To discover this the personal rela
tionship of Dr. Craig and Dr. Knabe
will be subjected to the calcium.
Lad the crux of this examination.
will come when the prosecution at
tempts to show that Craig tried to
end a personal relationship with Dr.
Knabe which had become objection
able to him a thing which had
caused bitter quarrels between the
two. Craig will be charged with
breaking a promise to marry Dr.
Knabe, intending to marry Katherine
Agnes Fleming of Avon, Ind.
Dr. Craig is a fine-looking Scotch
man, big of frame, and with a poise
Dr. Wm. B. Craig.
likely to' win women. He is one of
the founders of the Indiana School of;
Veterinary Medicine at Indianapolis
and has a host of friends among the
professional and business men in In
dianapolis. o o
Says Billie Burke: "I have great
sympathy with the woman whdvsaid
oranges should be eaten in a bath
tub." So have we, Billie, so have we.
This eating of oranges right out in
the open air has got to be put down,
and there's nothing like putting one's
neck down. Into a bath tub to eat